Mel, you know my story too well. Now 18 months out from SRT, and the fatigue is overhwelming all the time. Main reason I am in the Oncology Rehab. My story, is the culmative of having going through major radiation twice, and 8 operations in a short period of time. I don't view my situation as even being remotely normal.
Do remember, that the faitgue won't just instantly go away as soon as you hit that last zap. It may or may not take several months for it to diminish, if you are just suffering from "normal" post radiation fatigue.
I was only 46 when I went through the first radiation, and at first, I bounced back quick, at least I thought. Then 3 months out, in the middle of me running the finances/accounting for a 6 state operation, the fatigue came back and slew me, hit a brick wall like you wouldn't believe. That was the first time I went through oncology rehab, I went for 9 months, but still, in those younger days, was able to keep up with my job at that time.
All in all, you have done well with SE from this SRT. Let's just hope it did the job.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10